The U.S. visitor visa (B2), as the name implies, is a temporary visa issued to foreign nationals who wish to visit the United States for reasons such as medical tourism, visiting family and friends, tourism, and attending events such as seminars or conferences.
However, citizens of some countries do not need a visa to enter the United States if their stay is less than 90 days.
To be eligible for the B2 visa, you must meet the following conditions:
- The purpose of your visit must be consistent with B2 regulations.
- You must have sufficient financial resources to fund your stay during your visit.
- You will return to your home country at the end of your visa.
Before your application is approved, you must provide the following documents:
- Original passport valid for six months beyond your expected date of arrival in the United States.
- All old passports.
- One photograph per indication. Both a digital and paper copy of the photo are required.
- U.S. Visa Application DS160 confirmation page stamped by the Visa Application Center (VAC).
- Proof of fee payment, i.e., a valid receipt.
- Printout of the letter with the date for the US interview.
- Once you have met the requirements, complete the DS-160 form on TravelAssist.
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Pay the required visa fees
The fee for US tourists is $160. Additional fees may apply to the issuance of the visa.
Make your appointment
Due to the high volume of work, it is advisable to schedule your interview as soon as possible. All applicants between the ages of 14 and 79 are expected to undergo an interview at the U.S. Embassy. You can make your appointment through the US Embassy in your country.
Prepare your B2 visa document.
Before the interview, make sure all your documents are intact and match the information in your application.
Attend the interview
You will be asked relevant questions about your background and the reason for your travel to the US. If you have provided false information in your application, it may affect your chances of success. Make sure the information provided in your application matches your documentation.
Depending on your workload at the U.S. Embassy where you applied, you may need to be patient if you do not hear from them soon; you will be notified if your application is successful.